Born and raised in New York, Christianna Carmine had spent much of her early life as a stage actor, with a strong interest in the human condition. As she began to amass a body of stage and screen credits, her fascination with human nature continued to grow, influencing her work as a performer, and leading her to study psychology at the graduate level.
After completing her Masters’ Degree in Psychology with a focus on criminal sociopathy, Carmine continued to pursue a career in film. While working with professionals on network television shows and feature films as an actor, Christianna’s attention was drawn towards the art of filmmaking. In 2011, she wrote and directed her first short, To Live and Try in LA, shot on 16mm.
Shortly thereafter, Christianna wrote, directed and produced her second short film, Darryl which premiered at the GI Film Festival in 2016 and had additional screenings at seven other film festivals to date, winning awards for Best Female Director and Best International Drama.
Christianna continues to create original content with a focus on socially and culturally relevant themes and subject matter.